Dynamic backlit Glaskeramik feature wall
Spanlite’s illuminated feature wall in the reception at Cannon Place displays Glaskeramik panels and was built as part of the redeveloped Cannon Street Station site in the City of London.
Working closely with OAG, the architectural glass specialists, we produced a number of mockups to ascertain which LED and control technology configuration would work best. The choice was to use CREE LEDs as these produced the brightest, highest quality illumination. Almost 200 ELDOLED Powerdrive 106 drivers provide power stability for the wall, and the colour-changing scenes are set using a Nicolaudie STICK device.
The 1,200 sq ft feature wall incorporates 90 light sheet panels, each illuminated using two rows of Cree RGBW LEDs. The light sheet panels provide perfectly even back-lighting for 90 slabs of Glaskeramik recycled glass from Magna. The polar white, polished panels add a beautiful depth and diffusion to the coloured light transmitting through them. Behind the reception desk in the wall is a remote controlled door, controlled by reception staff. The door panels turn green when operated to comply with DDA regulations.
The 12,000 colour LEDs across the whole wall are addressed by DMX, with each strip individually controllable allowing colour changes to flow through each of the panels, producing spectacular effects on demand. The wall has been programmed to produce more dynamic effects as workers are exiting the building at the end of the day, and it has also recently been reprogrammed to tie win with a visual art installation in the lobby area.